I need to work on a farm.
I need to grow my own food.
I need to listen to my body, mind, and soul.
I need to build things with my hands.
I need to work under the hot sun.
I need to know what it feels like to feel good in my body.
I need to know what it feels like to put blood, sweat, and tears into life.
Brother, did you think the M in FTM stood for misogyny?
reblogging from myself cuz i wanted to give this poem a little more attention in that
1. this amazing poet and his duo, Dark Matter, came to do an event at my school and they are two of the most amazing people and amazing artists and amazing activists I have ever seen. they did their art and then we talked queer activism and rocketship activism vs. backyard activism and how to be too radical for the world but still be safe and not burn out and they are like wow but like wow though.
2.this piece is one of the most humbling and honest pieces I have ever heard and I cried the first time I saw it and it means a lot to me.
3. people often reblog pieces that say amazing things but this is also one of the most solid pieces of writing I’ve seen out of CUPSI 2013 so mad props to that
4. plz watch this especially if u r a white trans man cuz we need this kind of stuff sometimes and look, a check-yourself that we can watch all on our owns without even having to offend someone first.
Published on Apr 22, 2013
My Genderation / ‘Tranpa’
An older trans-gentleman provides a window on what it was like to transition back in the 1960’s. He requested for his identity to be kept hidden and his voice masked. Please take a moment to consider what life USED to be like for a transgender individual.
Filmed & edited by Raphael Fox and Lewis Hancox.
WIth thanks to Reuben Davidson and Sharon Kilgannon.
//FOX & LEW PRODUCTIONS//
**If you’d like to be a part of My Genderation, email us at email@example.com.
Interesting and a very sad story. It is important to remember the stories of those who have come before us.
Rant. If you quit your full time good paying insurance giving job voluntarily, to take a job that pays less or has less hours and then apply for food stamps, free health care, use food pantries and any other service that is limited to folks that are low income or no income, I am irritated by you. Especially if you are a white person that has the privilege to obtain full time employment with insurance. I work with people everyday that use food pantries and most free services for people experiencing homelessness and low income folks and when people with more privilege then them use the services before them my folks get turned away. So all I have to say is check your shit, and stop being an asshole. End rant.
Doctor’s office waiting rooms remind me of unkind memories. It is too early for this.
I hear that.
Our hope for all the past years has been that the Festival would move towards an intention of Trans-Inclusion. We have continued to search our selves and look at both sides of this issue and truly respect the different points of view, but have always come back to our core belief that Trans Womyn should be included in the Festival, and their womynhood should be honored by the intentions of MWF. The current intention for the Festival to be for “Womyn born Womyn” only grew out of an important necessity to honor the idea that womyn have a variety of self expression and appearance and they need a safe space where their womynhood is not in question as they stand in many different places on the spectrum from femininity to masculinity. This intention has a very important historic basis and has kept the space safe for many womyn over the years. But we strongly feel that the time is long overdue for a change of intention, to one that states very plainly the inclusion of Trans Womyn. To us, this change of intention is the only path to a truly “safe space” for womyn.
Although we are playing the festival, we honor the current protest against MWF and hope that it will help move the community towards change. Any money that we make playing the Festival will go towards Trans Activism. We will make a statement from stage at the Festival in support of Trans Inclusion. We have made it clear that this will be our last time at the Festival until MWF shows visible and concrete signs of changing their intention.
Having a lot of thoughts about how I’ve treated people in my life. Like my whole life, and how that affects my actions now. #thankstherapy